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than the soul destroying drugs is the menace of marijuana. >> today, the state of washington with its 75 years of the national marijuana prohibition and said, it is time for a new approach. >> from reefer madness to sensible reform. colorado and washington become the first two states to approve regulating, taxing, and controlling marijuana similar to alcohol. will there be a showdown with the federal government which still considers the plant a dangerous drug? as the most expensive election in u.s. history comes to a close, we will talk about the issue facing more and more americans that rarely got a mention in the presidential campaign -- poverty. >> the problem is, obama himself no better than romney is still very much part of a system that has failed poor and working people. capitalism is not working for poor and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracyn
, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in maine and maryland, upholding same-sex marri washington state and defeating a measure to ban same-sex marriage in minnesota. in addition to same-sex marriage, maryland voters also affirmed the dream act, allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition. in florida, voters defeated a measure that called for amending the state constitution to restrict abortion rights and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corporate spending on elections while colorado voters also resoundingly approved a measure @acking a constitutional amendment that would call for the same. in a historic vote, voters in colorado and washington
following historic victories in colorado and washington. voters in both states approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the first time ever that has been achieved by popular vote. the justice department is reviewing the ballot measures and is widely expected to challenge their implementation. on tuesday, marijuana reform activists in colorado and washington said they hope to provide a model for the rest of the country. >> colorado rejected the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and made a positive step for toward regulating this product, taking it off the streets of putting it behind the counters and taxing it. we feel colorado can be a model for the nation and how to sensibly regulate marijuana policy. >> today, the state of washington said it is time for a new approach. >> tuesday's election was historic for women who come january, will hold 20 out of the 100 seats in the u.s. senate, the largest number ever. tuesday's elections of 5 the women elected to the senate. in addition to elizabeth warren and tammy baldwin, and democratic congress member mazie hirono was e
under 25 of the officers over the last several weeks into ohio. they came from new york and washington, into ohio, to really worked and organize passengers throughout the municipal areas of ohio to turn that vote out for the democrats in this election, e is a progressive labor leader, but he realized that there was such an attack in ohio and all of these states against labor that they had to unite, it really, the fact of having swing states makes it possible for political efforts on both sides to concentrate their energy to achieve an overall victory nationwide. >> jeremy? >> just to respond to what juan said and what bob said, there are two universes' in the world of cable news. there is the liberal msnbc, which is basically like an obama for america campaign rally every day. >> msnbc, their slogan is lean forward. president obama slogan -- >> i actually think chris matthews might jump off a bridge tonight. but i punish myself, coming from a catholic family. i watched an entireour of fox news. the top news today was the new black panther. intimidating voters. and then there was a mura
was an artist in search of a cause. ( native chanting ) 1824: an indian delegation on its way to washington visited philadelphia. daled by their colors, george catlin wrote, "after they took the leave, i was left to reflect. the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustration, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man. and nothing, short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from visiting their country, and becoming their historian." ( crows cawing ) 1830: catlin became the first american artist to document indian life. ( native chanting ) "clear the way; in a sacred manner i come. the earth is mine." ( birds chirping ) some years later, the artist wrote, "i love a people who have always made me welcome to the best they had; who are honest without laws, who have no jails, no poorhouse. and oh, how i love a people who don't live for the love of money." they trusted catlin. he was privileged to paint rituals which no white man had ever seen before: the steam baths of the mandan; sacred dancing; ( men chanting ) ( horse whinnying ) the sacrifice; tragedy. ( fire
, washington saturday after the group was initially barred it from purchase of bidding by the city. the peace group filed a discrimination lawsuit and was allowed to march after a judge issued a temporary restraining order. the issue of tax cuts for the wealthiest americans has taken center stage in the political battle over a looming fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending hikes that could tip the country into economic recession at the start of next year. "the new york times" reports that president obama is hoping to recruit corporate executives to accept higher taxes and assurances of democratic votes to reduce so-called entitlements. on saturday, president obama defended tax hikes for the wealthy. >> i am open to new ideas but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i cannot ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 a year are not as to pay a dime more in taxes. >> house speaker john boehner argued against any tax rises -- tax hikes. >> instead of raising taxes on americans, let's begin to solve the pr
second term cabinet. according to the washington post, massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate john kerry has emerged as a potential candidate to become the next secretary of defense. a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, john kerry became known in the 1970's when he returned home from vietnam to call for u.s. withdrawal. the current u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, is rumored to the top candidate to replace y clinton as secretary of state. rice was asked about her future plans on monday. >> i love my job here in the united nations. i always have. i always will. especially today. i look forward to serving as long as president obama would like to. >> the obama administration has announced it will likely decide in the coming weeks on the role of u.s. troops in afghanistan after a scheduled withdrawal in 2014. on monday, defense secretary leon panetta said although the majority of u.s. forces will return home, and unspecified number could stay behind to continue military operations. new government data shows the year-to-date time from january to october was the
a sustainable truce. >> meanwhile in washington, we're joined by two guests, the award winning palestinian journalist mohammed omer, and we want to teach you for being with us, back again, thank you so much. tell us what is happening on the ground in gaza right now. >> you are welcome. let me start with -- i'm in the southern part of the gaza strip s just launched two missiles, killing one person and a person has just arrived to the hospital. he was 24 years old. that brings the number of air strikes last three days to 502. this resulted in the killing of a 23 -- killing of 23 people, most of whom more civilians. we need to talk about the humanitarian situation in the gaza strip. this is a situation targeting a population of civilians, israel is shooting in a fishbowl. there is no shelter and nowhere to run for the general population. because that is living in a very dire situation. the u.n. has decided to shut all of these schools tomorrow as well as the ministry of education, higher education call for the university to not open tomorrow. gaza announced the need for medical supplies. i wa
that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> responding at a news conference in washington, president obama defended rice and issued a challenge to her detractors. >> senator mccain and senator gramm and others want to go after someone, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi? and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received? to besmirch her reputation? that is outrageous. >> democratic congressmember nancy pelosi has announced plans to stay on as house minority leader through the 2014 midterm elections. she disclosed the news as she stood with a group of incoming female members of congress. look russert asked if it prohibited the democratic party from grooming a new generation of leaders. >> you say your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and hurts the party in the long term -- what is your response? >> discrimination. >> next! next! >> wow. >> you have always asked that question, except to match
spending reductions set to take effect at the end of the year. speaking in washington, treasury secretary timothy geithner stressed the urgency of reaching a deal. >> i know the cliff is unattractive. it would cause a lot of damage to the american economy. a careful about those who argue and urge for "let's just extend while we negotiate." it will leave a different source of uncertainty on the table, like what would give the people the incentive to come back and do something tough. >> millions of workers in europe have joined a general strike today protesting the wave of spending cuts and tax hikes that has swept the continent in the name of austerity. spanish and portuguese workers are coordinating their strike with work stoppages also planned in greece, italy, france and belgium. we will have more on the strike after headlines. closing arguments have ended in a pretrial hearing to determine whether u.s. staff sergeant robert bales will face a court- martial for allegedly slaughtering 16 afghan civilians, including nine children, in march. military prosecutors are seeking the death penal
to contraception. dozens of protesters opposed to the keystone xl pipeline held a rally monday at the washington, d.c. office of a firm lobbying on behalf of transcanada. the company behind it pipeline. four protesters were arrested after refusing to leave. the protest was held in solidarity with more than six- week blockade in texas where protesters are attempting to block progress on the pipeline's construction. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. it's been a long time coming, but today's the day when people across the country head to the polls to cast their ballots in what remains a tight presidential race. as they do so, voting rights advocates are closely watching, monitoring confusion over whether their record to show a photo id. many of the most stringent new voting restrictions at the state level have been blocked or weakened by courts, including a key swing state like pennsylvania. meanwhile in the battleground state of ohio, republican secretary of state jon husted has issued a new, last-minute directive t
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